didn't want to highjack the knife thread but my wife told me today to come into the kitchen. i said, "no maam i am doing my taxes". she said, "your Christmas gift was finally finished today, don't you want to see it?" so i bounced from my desk to the kitchen and she had this custom damascus knife and sheath made for me by a local smithy! SHE IS A GREAT WOMAN! bill can i loan it to you so it can skin something someday?